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Carcassonne

Department:Aude
Region:Languedoc-Roussillon
Number of Listed Historic Monuments:48
Carcassonne's Tourist Office

tourist sitesTourist Sites (in and around the city)

Fontfroide Abbey Bugarach - The Sacred Mountain Capendu and Alaric Mountain The Fortified City of Carcassonne Catharism Museum and Hautpoul Village Fanjeaux and Prouilhe Monastery Lagrasse Abbey and Village ...

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things to do, activities, eventsThings to Do, Activites

"Le Grand Tournoi de Chevalerie" "Vigne et Terroir" Fest Canal du Midi Short Cruises Carcassonne Festival Carnival of Limoux Catharism Conferences Flyzone Hautpoul Medieval Festival Medieval Camp at Cabaret Castrum Medieval Festival of Issel Scented Garden Toques et clochers ...

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short historyCarcassonne's Short History

The city of Carcassonne is the capital of the department Aude (11). It has a population of over 40,000 inhabitants.
One legend says that the name Carcassonne comes from the name of the wife of the last Moor king Ballak who died during the siege laid by the Emperor Charlemagne, Dame Carcas.
This dame was left by her husband to defend the fort and she managed to do it by tricking the Emperor into believing that the citadel’s inhabitants were far from starving – like the attackers would have like to believe after months of blockade. According to the legend...

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weatherCarcassonne Weather Pattern

carcassonne weather pattern Source: www.worldweatheronline.com


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